Real Salt Lake News Stand: April 17

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

LISTEN: #RSL GM Garth Lagerwey on @espn700 talking int’l player pool, expansion & PDX visit Saturday :: …

Real Sports Live ‏@RSL4Utah

Another Crossbar Challenge just wrapped. @RealSaltLake defender @tonybeltran23 vs @OriginalWinger. Sunday, 10:35 #RSL

Devon Sandoval ‏@Big_Dev49

Just wanted to thank everyone who comes out and supports us! Best fans in the league! #RSLFamily

Benji Lopez ‏@Theonlybenji_11

Good win tonight vs Tigres. On to the semi final. #U20MNT

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL-AZ U-17s face Galaxy in @dallascup today at 5p MT ... #BELIEVE #RSLfamily

Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

High drama in @RealSaltLake's PK win over Stoke City in Generation adidas Cup. WATCH:



ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on The Bill & Hans Show


Real Salt Lake News & Notes RSL Rewind: RSL topples Timbers in Western Conference Final series Chopping Wood: Breaking down RSL's success v. Portland Salcedo's international call continues a long family tradition Academy Update: RSL U-17's beat Stoke City in dramatic PK shootout Return of the rat tail: Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Velasquez "looking better and better" after injury

Deseret News: RSL defender Tony Beltran motivated by US national team call-up

American Soccer Now: Rubin Rubio Scores to Help U.S. Advance in Dallas Cup


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Off the Crossbar, Episode 7: Philadelphia, Portland and expansion

RSL Soapbox: RSL academy notes: Creativity on full display as U-17s defeat Stoke City

Northbank RSL: MLS Power Rankings Week 6 – RSL Sits Tight


MLS, Other News & Notes Kick Off: Atlanta awarded MLS team, promising winning tradition & no football lines Atlanta expansion signifies changing landscape ahead for Major League Soccer MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Arthur Blank explain why pro soccer will take off in Atlanta New Atlanta expansion owner Arthur Blank outlines plan for new club, its look and the role of supporters NBA great, soccer fan Dikembe Mutombo convinced Major League Soccer will be a hit in Atlanta New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 1 | MLS Match Recap Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth "baffled" by mistake-filled performance in loss to New York Seattle Sounders pleased with teamwork on display in build-up to Clint Dempsey's 2nd goal at FC Dallas Sign of things to come? Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst says move to right back a temporary shift Three years after last start, Andrew Dykstra seizes long-awaited chance in goal for DC United Tim Cahill responds to Eric Alexander's critics: "If you know football, then you know he's a class player" World Cup: Landon Donovan acknowledges age may prevent him from being USMNT starter

ESPN FC: Atlanta introduced as MLS' 22nd team With Atlanta on board, MLS shows there’s no one-size-fits-all expansion criteria

Fox Soccer: Lengthy courtship finally brings MLS and Atlanta together

Pro Soccer Talk: Atlanta, MLS don’t need to quiet doubts to be successful in the Southeast